Battle of Ardres

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Battle of Ardres
Part of Hundred Years' War
Date 6 June 1351
Location Ardres, Pas-de-Calais, France
50°51′20″N 1°58′42″E / 50.8556°N 1.9783°E / 50.8556; 1.9783Coordinates: 50°51′20″N 1°58′42″E / 50.8556°N 1.9783°E / 50.8556; 1.9783
Result French Victory
Belligerents
Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg Kingdom of England Blason pays fr FranceAncien.svg Kingdom of France
Commanders and leaders
John de Beauchamp Lord of Beaujeu  
Strength
c.600 unknown
Casualties and losses
600 killed or captured much lighter, but lord of Beaujeu killed

The Battle of Ardres was fought on 6 June 1351 between French and English forces near the town of Ardres, Pas de Calais during the Hundred Years War. The French emerged victorious.

Prelude[edit]

The new English commander John of Beauchamp had been leading a raid near Ardres, attacking the neighbourhood of Saint-Omer with a force of some 300 men-at-arms and 300 mounted archers, when he was discovered by a French force led by the Lord of Beaujeu, the French commander on the march of Calais. The French moved to surround the English, trapping them in a river bend. Beaujeu made all of his men dismount before they attacked, because the French had lost the 1349 Battle of Lunalonge under similar conditions when they kept too many of their men mounted, dividing their forces too quickly.

The battle[edit]

In the fighting de Beaujeu was killed but with the help of reinforcements from the garrison of Saint Omer the French went on to defeat the English. John Beauchamp was one of many English captured. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timeline of the Hundred Years War 1351-55". Retrieved 27 March 2017.